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Cho Oyu Photo Gallery - Gokyo, Nameless Fangs, Scoundrel's View, and Knobby View with views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, and Thamserku.

I trekked to Gokyo in 2000 and 2008.

Gokyo 1 1 Gokyo And Cho Oyu, Gokyo Resort Gokyo (4750m) consists of a few lodges next to Dudh Pokhari, the beautiful blue third Gokyo Lake, with Cho Oyu (8201m) dominating the view at the end of the valley. I stayed at the very comfortable Gokyo Resort in 2000. The resort has a very good general store with many books and maps, and a nice sunroom.

Gokyo 1 1 Gokyo And Cho Oyu, Gokyo Resort

Gokyo 1 2 Gokyo And Gokyo Lake With Cholatse And Taweche Gokyo (4750m) consists of a few lodges between Dudh Pokhari, the beautiful blue third Gokyo Lake, and the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. Cholatse and Taweche dominate the view to the east.

Gokyo 1 2 Gokyo And Gokyo Lake With Cholatse And Taweche

Gokyo 2 1 Gokyo Lake And Renjo La From Gokyo Just After Sunrise The early sun hits the Renjo La behind the third Gokyo Lake.

Gokyo 2 1 Gokyo Lake And Renjo La From Gokyo Just After Sunrise

Gokyo 2 2 Gokyo Lake And Gokyo Early Morning The peak to the south of the Renjo La is mirrored in the third Gokyo Lake in the early morning sun.

Gokyo 2 2 Gokyo Lake And Gokyo Early Morning

Gokyo 3 1 Cho Oyu At Sunrise Close Up From Gokyo The sun slowly descends the south face of Cho Oyu (8201m), the sixth highest mountain in the world, at sunrise from Gokyo, turning the colour of the face from a golden yellow to extremely bright white within a few minutes.

Gokyo 3 1 Cho Oyu At Sunrise Close Up From Gokyo

Gokyo 3 2 Cho Oyu Just After Sunrise Close Up From Gokyo The south face of Cho Oyu (8201m) becomes a glaring white just after sunrise from Gokyo.

Gokyo 3 2 Cho Oyu Just After Sunrise Close Up From Gokyo

Gokyo 3 3 Cho Oyu Ridge Late Morning From Nguzumpa Glacier Terminal Moraine Above Gokyo Cho Oyu (8201m) is an especially beautiful mountain seen from the top of the terminal moraine above Gokyo.

Gokyo 3 3 Cho Oyu Ridge Late Morning From Nguzumpa Glacier Terminal Moraine Above Gokyo

Gokyo 3 4 Cho Oyu To Gyachung Kang And Nguzumpa Glacier Early Afternoon From Near Gokyo The long ridge from Cho Oyu (8201m) to Gyachung Kang (7952m) shines bright white in the late morning sun from the terminal moraine of the Nguzumpa Glacier from beyond Gokyo.

Gokyo 3 4 Cho Oyu To Gyachung Kang And Nguzumpa Glacier Early Afternoon From Near Gokyo

Gokyo 3 5 Gyachung Kang Close Up From Near Gokyo Gyachung Kang (7952m) shines bright white in the late morning sun from the terminal moraine of the Nguzumpa Glacier from beyond Gokyo.

Gokyo 3 5 Gyachung Kang Close Up From Near Gokyo

Gokyo 3 6 Cho Oyu Summit Area Close Early Afternoon From Near Gokyo Cho Oyu (8201m) close up in the early afternoon from beyond Gokyo.

Gokyo 3 6 Cho Oyu Summit Area Close Early Afternoon From Near Gokyo

Gokyo 3 7 Cho Oyu Late Afternoon From Above Gokyo Cho Oyu (8201m) close up in late afternoon from above Gokyo.

Gokyo 3 7 Cho Oyu Late Afternoon From Above Gokyo

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 1 Full View From Edge Of Fourth Lake North of Gokyo The trail from Gokyo up the valley is fairly easy, taking about an hour to Tonak (4840m), the fourth Gokyo lake. In 2000, I ascended the right most of the Nameless Fangs (5600m).

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 1 Full View From Edge Of Fourth Lake North of Gokyo

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 2 Cho Oyu To Gyachung Kang From Climb To Nameless Fangs As I crested the first ridge on the climb to the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo, I looked up the Gokyo Valley to see the long ridge between Cho Oyu (8201m) and Gyachung Kang (7952m).

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 2 Cho Oyu To Gyachung Kang From Climb To Nameless Fangs

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 3 Jerome Ryan and Climbing Route, Large Boulders Near Top The first part of the climb to the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo is over a gradually inclining grassy slope. About 200m from the top of the Nameless Fangs, there are enormous boulders; many much larger than me stacked one on top of the other at different angles. Without thinking of my safety, I jumped from boulder to boulder and did some rock climbing to reach the top. In retrospect, I donít recommend you do this alone; itís too easy to hurt yourself.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 3 Jerome Ryan and Climbing Route, Large Boulders Near Top

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 4 Nameless Fangs View From My High Point At 10am I was on top of the first Nameless Fang, with the other Fangs looking like jagged teeth.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 4 Nameless Fangs View From My High Point

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 5 Gyachung Kang Close Up Gyachung Kang (7952m) close up from the first Nameless Fang north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 5 Gyachung Kang Close Up

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-1 Wide View From Nameless Fangs - Nguzumpa Glacier, Everest The view to the east from the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo includes the Nguzumpa Glacier, Everest and Lhotse.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-1 Wide View From Nameless Fangs - Nguzumpa Glacier, Everest

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-2 Everest and Lhotse Everest was fairly clear from the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo, but Lhotse was mostly in the clouds.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-2 Everest and Lhotse

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-3 Everest and Lhotse Everest North and Southwest faces from the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-3 Everest and Lhotse

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-4 Everest Everest North and Southwest faces close up from the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 6-4 Everest

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 7 Jerome Ryan Having Snack With Everest And Glaciers Below Jerome Ryan stopped at a cairn to have a snack while descending the Nameless Fangs north of Gokyo, with views towards Everest and glaciers below.

Gokyo 4 Nameless Fangs 7 Jerome Ryan Having Snack With Everest And Glaciers Below

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 1 Nguzumpa Glacier, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru From Fourth Gokyo Lake From the fourth Gokyo Lake, I looked back down the Gokyo Valley at Nguzumpa Glacier, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, Thamserku, and Kusum Kanguru in the early morning sun.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 1 Nguzumpa Glacier, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru From Fourth Gokyo Lake

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 2 Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru From Fourth Gokyo Lake Kangtega, Thamserku, and Kusum Kanguru dominate the view south from the fourth Gokyo Lake north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 2 Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru From Fourth Gokyo Lake

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 3 Cho Oyu Ridge To Gyachung Kang From Fourth Lake The long ridge between Cho Oyu (8201m) and Gyachung Kang (7952m) dominates the view north from the fourth Gokyo Lake north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 3 Cho Oyu Ridge To Gyachung Kang From Fourth Lake

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 4 Trail North Of Fouth Gokyo Lake With Cho Oyu The trail north from the fourth Gokyo Lake is fairly easy, following a trough next to the terminal moraine, with Cho Oyu dominating the view ahead.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 4 Trail North Of Fouth Gokyo Lake With Cho Oyu

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 5 Fifth Lake It took 40 minutes to trek from the fourth Gokyo Lake to the fifth Gokyo Lake and Scoundrel's View, so named because no climbing is required to reach this 5000m viewpoint.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 5 Fifth Lake

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 6 Gyachung Kang Close Up Gyachung Kang (7952m) close up from Scoundrelís View north of Gokyo. The little known Gyachung Kang (7952m), just 48m short of the magic 8000m mark, is the 15th highest mountain in the world. The mountain was first climbed on April 10, 1964 by Japanese climbers Yukihiko Kato, Kiyoto Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar Sherpa. The first ascent of the North Face of Gyachung Kang (7952m) was done in pure alpine style with Slovenians Tomaz Jakofcic and Peter Meznar reaching the summit on October 31, 1999, and Andrej Stremfelj, Marko Car, Marko Prezelj, Matic Jost on the next day.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 6 Gyachung Kang Close Up

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 7 Guide Gyan Tamang With Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Behind My guide Gyan Tamang poses at Scoundrelís View with Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse behind.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 7 Guide Gyan Tamang With Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Behind

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 8-1 Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse The view of Mount Everest from Scoundrel's View is excellent of the north and southwest faces, the South Col, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 8-1 Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 8-2 Everest Close Up Everest North and Southwest faces from Scoundrel's View.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 8-2 Everest Close Up

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 8-3 Lhotse, Nuptse Close Up Lhotse west face close up and Nuptse from Scoundrel's View.

Gokyo 5 Scoundrels View 8-3 Lhotse, Nuptse Close Up

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 1 Cho Oyu And Knobby View Ngozumpa Tse (Knobby View, 5553m), just beyond Scoundrels View, is the spur that begins close to the fifth Gokyo lake. Cho Oyu (8201m) is on the left.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 1 Cho Oyu And Knobby View

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 2 Boulder Path At Top Of Knobby View I climbed Knobby View for 100 minutes, but I stopped short of the summit because I did not want to risk hopping the giant boulder field.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 2 Boulder Path At Top Of Knobby View

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 3 View To Southwest - Dragker-Go And Tsoboje Dragker-Go and Tsoboje are visible to the southwest from Knobby View north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 3 View To Southwest - Dragker-Go And Tsoboje

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 4 Kangchung West, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Nguzumpa Glacier. Gokyo Kangchung West, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, and the Nguzumpa Glacier dominate the view to the south from Knobby View north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 4 Kangchung West, Cholatse, Taweche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Nguzumpa Glacier. Gokyo

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 5 Everest Close Up Everest close up from Knobby View north of Gokyo.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 5 Everest Close Up

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 6 South Col, Geneva Spur, Lhotse West Face, Nuptse Close Up The view of the Lhotse West Face, South Col, and the Geneva Spur from Knobby View north of Gokyo are the best in the Khumbu for a trekker.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 6 South Col, Geneva Spur, Lhotse West Face, Nuptse Close Up

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 7 Makalu Close Up Makalu West Face is also visible from Knobby View north of Gokyo. It took 30 minutes to descend from Knobby View and another two hours to get back to Gokyo.

Gokyo 6 Knobby View 7 Makalu Close Up